It is our pleasure to introduce you to the Captain Linnell House, a gracious and historic sea captain’s mansion. This neo-classic villa was built amid beautiful pastoral surroundings in 1840 by Captain Ebenezer Linnell as a wedding present for his bride, the beautiful Rebecca Crosby. The grounds, which include a gazebo, fountains, stately lawns, and historic 100 year old Chinese wisteria vine, wrap the building in a special aura of another era. The Captain Linnell House is located in Orleans, MA around the corner from Skaket Beach, a picturesque setting for a Cape Cod beach wedding ceremony.

As one of Cape Cod’s most distinguished fine dining restaurants, a chef owned restaurant and a favorite among Cape Cod’s wedding reception and rehearsal dinner venues, the Captain Linnell House offers expertly prepared classic fare – from appetizers of iced Wellfleet oysters on the half shell, to escargots and baby spinach salad, to entrees of rack of lamb, grilled salmon, roast duckling and Veal Milanese.

Enjoy wine from a large wine selection from our bar or relax in our comfortable lounge before you dine. All dining rooms are elegant with china and table linens with large windows looking over the perfectly manicured gardens.

A Prix Fixe Menu is offered seasonally. Enjoy three course dining of entrées such as Atlantic Swordfish (grilled, served over oven-roasted vegetables, and a touch of beuree blanc) or Breasted Duck (pan-seared with a sun-dried cherry demi-glace).

  • Dining from 5:00PM Tuesday to Sunday
  • Trip Advisor Rated #1 Orleans Restaurant
  • Chef Owned for Over Twenty Eight Years
  • Private Rooms Available for Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners and Celebrations.


All Inclusive Wedding Packages are available at Captain Linnell House Cape Cod MA
The Perfect Cape Cod Wedding Experience

Celebrate your wedding day on Cape Cod in a romantic private mansion around the corner from Skaket Beach in Orleans. A favorite among Cape Cod’s wedding reception and rehearsal dinner venues, the Captain Linnell House’s stately gardens, elegant and inviting ball room, intimate and romantic dining rooms, perfectly planned wedding menus, and seaside location all combine to create the perfect and most memorable wedding.

At the Captain Linnell House, our wedding packages includes private use of the facility, all necessary staff, professional wedding coordination, wedding menu, chocolate dipped strawberries, champagne, bar, linen, a dancing area and more. Our stately mansion can accommodate up to 200 guests for a ceremony and reception. Our chef will work with you on your wedding reception menu so that your wedding guests, bridal party and you will rank your wedding “the best”. Whether you desire a classic sit-down reception dinner or an Hor d’Oeuvres Reception, you can be assured the experienced staff at this romantic Cape Cod wedding reception venue will exceed your expectations with attentive and exceptional service.

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The Perfect Rehearsal Dinner Experience

As one of the Cape Cod’s most distinguished dining spots on Cape Cod, the Captain Linnell House offers a series of intimate and romantic dining rooms with garden views that offer a romantic setting.

With an intimate setting and historic location near Skaket Beach in Orleans, along with our customized menus, the Captain Linnell House will make your rehearsal dinner one that your guests will soon not forget.

Choose from Entrees such Scrod In Parchment with Maine crab, shrimp and a lemon-lime vermouth sauce, Chicken Homard roasted and filled with lobster and shrimp stuffing with a sherried cream sauce as well as other savory entrees for your guests.

We will also print and design the keepsake menus that are placed at each guests place setting for you.

Rehearsal Dinners at Captain Linnell House

Trip Advisor 2015 Excellence
Best of Cape Cod Life 2015
Best Of Cape Cod Life 2014
Trip Advisor
Reader’s Choice Awards
Zagat Rated Excellent